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AT&T ends promotional offer for Beats Music streaming music package

AT&T Mobility ended a promotion under which its family plan customers could get a discount on the streaming Beats Music service, the company confirmed.

Apple wants to file objections to GT Advanced's bankruptcy plan in secret

Apple wants to secretly file its objections to a bankruptcy filing made by sapphire manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies. However, the state of New Hampshire, where GT Advanced field for bankruptcy protection, is challenging that proposal, arguing that the public deserves to know why GT Advanced fell into bankruptcy last week after reassuring investors just a few months ago of its sound financial position.

Gartner, CCS Insight: Smartphone growth in 2014 will be fueled by low-cost models

Research firms Gartner and CCS Insight think much of the mobile phone shipment growth that will occur in 2014 will be driven by low-cost smartphones, underlining a shift down market that vendors and platform companies have been keen to take advantage of in their search for growth.

ABI Research: Apple Watch will end Android's smart watch dominance

Android's dominance of the smart watch market will come to an end in 2015 when the operating system's (OS) share of the sector will fall to under 50 per cent for the first time as it succumbs to pressure from Apple.

Rumor mill: Amazon in talks to join Ultraviolet, threatening Apple's online content lead

Could Amazon join the Ultraviolet consortium? According to The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources "in the know," the subscription- and transactional-video on demand provider is in talks with at least three studios: Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

GT Advanced Technologies indicates Apple fines suppliers $50M for each leak

Just how seriously Apple takes secrecy might now no longer be a secret. According to court filings made by Apple partner GT Advanced Technologies, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, Apple penalizes suppliers $50 million for each unauthorized leak of product information.

After Apple Pay, the NFC Forum's director digs into app developer community

The NFC Forum recently launched its "Tap Into NFC" Developer Program, which includes a website and a Twitter contest running Oct. 16-23. Using #Tapin2NFC, developers are invited to share what they like most about the program and site, including favorite products from the product showcase. A winning tweet will be selected at random and the winner will receive an NFC-enabled wearable device. FierceDeveloper got more details on the program and the future of NFC in this conversation with Paula Hunter, the NFC Forum's executive director. This interview has been edited and condensed.

Apple set to 'crack code' on TV... for real this time

It's the unicorn of the tech world--an Apple product that transforms the television business. And according to tech analysts and investors, the Cupertino, Calif., manufacturer may finally be close to having it baked. In fact, none other than Carl Icahn himself has said "there is good reason" to suspect Apple will have a disruptive Ultra HD device on the market by 2016.

Apple's bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies to shut down factories

GT Advanced Technologies, a sapphire manufacturer that had a deal with Apple and filed for bankruptcy last week, said it will cut 890 jobs and shutter factories in Arizona and Massachusetts.

Rumor Mill: Apple Pay mobile payments program to launch Oct. 18

Apple is set to launch its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, on Oct. 18, according to an internal Walgreens memo. The memo, first reported by  MacRumors, indicates that launch date, but it's unclear if the service will go live then or a little before.